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Coming up this week (07/10/12)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we review the new horror movie starring Ethan Hawke and find out if Sinister deserves all the hype it’s been getting, and Liam Neeson returns in the sequel to his sleeper kidnapping hit in Taken 2. On DVD/Blu Ray we review one of this year’s biggest and most anticipated movies with Ridley Scott’s return to science-fiction in Prometheus, the stage musical is given the big screen treatment with a cast including Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Tom Cruise in Rock Of Ages, martial arts actor Scott Adkins stars in El Gringo, drama in French movie Polisse,  action film starring Ray Winstone and Jason Statham in 13 and Ben ‘Plan B’ Drew directorial debut with ill Manors plus as usual our look at the latest movie news and the UK Box Office and Blu-Ray/DVD top 10′s.

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UK Box Office Top 10

To say that this weeks top 10 is a interesting one is a bit of a understatement as not only do we have a new number 1 but none of the films in the top 10 took more than £1 million and last weeks number 1, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter went from the top of the chart all the way down to 6th spot and taking just under £400,000 in it’s second week.

3 new films entered this weeks top 10, first off going in at 10th spot and taking just over £200,000 was William Friedkin’s violent thriller/drama Killer Joe, doing better than that was Friends With Kids which hit the number 7 spot however it was Ice Age: Continental Drift that went straight into the number 1 spot however everything wasn’t all roses for the film.  Here is a couple of facts why it wasn’t all joy for Ice Age, firstly it’s the first film to go to number 1 that has taken less than £1 million since The Other Guy’s in 2010 and secondly it’s the lowest grossing number 1 film since the film Next which was released in April 2007, the only saving grace is that the film has only official opened in Northern Ireland, Ireland and Scotland due to the children being on holiday from school, the film itself opens officially in England and Wales on the 13th.

One other quick fact about this weeks chart the combined total of the takings from all of the films this week was less than half the amount the number 1 film took this time last year.

10.  Killer Joe – (NE) – £208.553

9. Rock of Ages – £240.445 – £2.556.436

8. Chernobyl Diaries – £284.530 – £1.150.720

7. Friends With Kids – (NE) – £357.520

6. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – £386.743 – £2.061.175

5. Snow White and the Huntsman – £606.624 – £14.489.872

4. Men In Black 3 – £727.787 – £20.265.340

3. Five Year Engagement – £745.400 – £2.617.531

2. Prometheus – £750.652 – £23.107.841

1. Ice Age 4: Continental Drift – (NE) – £853.226

New Releases – you only have the choice of 2 films this week, firstly there is the musical documentary following Katy Perry called Katy Perry Part of Me in 3D.  The biggest release of the week has to be the Amazing Spider-man which should go straight into the number 1 spot without any trouble.

UK box office top 10

It has finally happened Prometheus has been knocked off the top spot by one of this weeks new entries, in fact it’s been knocked out of the top 3 all together.

4 new films made there way into the top 10, first off hitting the number 9th spot is bollywood film Teri Meri Kahni, going in at number 7 but doing nowhere near what was expected of it was horror film Chernobyl Diaries.  Hitting the number 3 spot was comedy film The Five Year Engagement however it was Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter that slaughtered the competition by going straight into the number 1 spot.

10. Top Cat – £179.427 – £2.479.427

9. Teri Meri Kahni – (NE) – £190.230

8. Avengers Assemble – £248.695 – £51.344.770

7. Chernobyl Diaries – (NE) – £495.875

6. Rock of Ages – £501.095 – £2.015.192

5. Snow White and the Huntsman – £870.402 – £13.413.970

4. Prometheus – £1.029.758 – £21.641.986

3. The Five Year Engagement – (NE) – £1.058.897

2. Men in Black 3 – £1.072.033 – £19.062.351

1. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – (NE) – £1.119.117

New Releases – A really interesting mix of films for your pleasure this week, first off there is action/drama/thriller Killer Joe from The Exorcist director William Friedkin, next up is musical comedy Joyful Noise which features Queen Latifah, if you are after just a straight forward comedy film then Friends With Kids is your choice however if you crave a horror film then Storage 24 is the movie for you.

US Box Office Top 10

It seem’s that those animals from Madagascar could not hold on to the top spot for another week as a new animated film from the guy’s over at Pixar has knocked them off the top spot.

3 new films have managed to find there way into this weeks chart first off going in at number 10 was Seeking a Friend for the end of the World, doing better but nowhere near as good as what was expected of it was Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter hitting the number 3 spot, however it was Pixar’s new animated film Brave which went straight into the number 1 spot making it the 12th film in a row for Pixar going in at number 1.

10. Seeking a Friend for the end of the World – (NE) – $3.836.000

9. Men in Black 3 – $5.600.000 – $163.339.000

8. Marvels Avengers – $7.040.000 – $598.300.000

7. That’s My Boy – $7.900.000 – $28.180.000

6. Snow White and the Huntsman – $8.000.000 – $137.100.000

5. Rock of Ages – $8.000.000 – $28.763.000

4. Prometheus – $10.000.000 – $108.547.000

3. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – (NE) – $16.500.000

2. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – $20.200.000 – $157.574.000

1. Brave – (NE) – $66.739.000

New Releases – If you like comedy then you are in really good hands with this weeks selection as 3 of the new releases are comedies.  First off is Magic Mike which is a stripper comedy/drama featuring my favourite person Channing Tatum, next up is Seth Macfarlane big screen directorial debut with comedy film Ted, the finally comedy out this week is another one from Tyler Perry with Tyler Perry’s: Madea’s Witness Protection.  One other film joins this weeks list in the form of drama People Like Us.

UK Box Office Top 10

Not a very big week when it comes to the top 10 as none of the new films released this week managed to challenge the top 3 as a matter of a fact the top 3 remained the same with Prometheus still holding on to the top spot for a 3rd week nearly going passed the £20 million mark.

Even though there were a lot of new films out this week only 3 managed to crack the top 10, first off going in at number 8 was Olympic inspired film Fast Girls, doing better by going in at number 6 was Red Lights however it has underperformed despite it have a really strong cast.  The highest new entry though went to Rock of Ages which hit the number 4 spot however like Red Lights it has not done as well as was expected of it.

10. Top Cat – £246.283 – £2.270.508

9. What to Expect when your Expecting – £248.185 – £3.671.036

8. Fast Girls – (NE) – £335.700

7. Marvel’s Avengers Assemble – £376.991 – £50.963.003

6. Red Lights – (NE) – £445.109

5. The Pact – £475.936 – £1.930.949

4. Rock of Ages – (NE) – £1.003.107

3. Snow White and the Huntsman – £1.297.559 – £11.872.691

2. Men in Black 3 – £1.544.429 – £17.436.356

1. Prometheus – £2.009.955 – £19.452.485

New Releases – 2 new films will be trying their best to make an impact on next weeks chart, first off Timur Bekmambetov teams up with Tim Burton for the second time with Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, the other choice this week is Chernobyl Diaries from the director of Paranormal Activity, Oren Peli.

US Box Office Top 10

As predicted last week none of the new films out this weeks has managed to make a dent in the chart with last weeks number 1 Madagascar 3 holding the top spot with not much of a challenge.

Only 2 new films graced the top 10, going in at number 5 was comedy film with Adam Sandler in That’s My Boy however the highest new entry went to Rock of Ages which went in at the number 3 spot however it made well below the estimate by only taking in just over $15 million.

10. What to Expect when your Expecting – $1.330.000 – $38.766.000

9. Moonrise Kingdom – $2.181.000 – $6.779.000

8. Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – $2.200.000 – $35.133.000

7. The Avengers – $8.484.000 – $586.737.000

6. Men in Black 3 – $10.000.000 – $152.679.000

5. That’s My Boy – (NE) – $13.000.000

4. Snow White and the Huntsman – $13.805.000 – $122.602.000

3. Rock of Ages – (NE) – $15.060.000

2. Prometheus – $20.200.000 – $88.858.000

1. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – $35.500.000 – $120.451.000

New Release – A better week for film this week with two big releases out alongside a smaller release, first off is comedy drama Seeking a Friend for the end of the World starring Steve Carell, next up is the latest animated film from Pixar in the form of Brave and your final choice of the week is the double team of Timur Bekmambetov and Tim Burton joining forces for the second time with Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Coming up this week (18/06/12)

Coming up on this weeks show we review cinema treats including Tom Cruise plays a extremely famous rock star in comedy/drama/musical Rock of Ages, Cillian Murphy alongside Sigourney Weaver have to stop fake mediums including Robert De Niro in Red Lights and Robert Pattinson teams up with David Cronenberg in strange drama Cosmopolis.  On Blu-Ray and DVD we review Daniel Radcliffe in a very British ghost story from Hammer, The Woman in Black, Katherine Heigl plays a bail-bond collector in comdey film One for the Money, the Amityville series returns but this time in a found footage guise with the Amityville Haunting and finally a all star cast featuring Jodie Foster and Kate Winslet in Carnage, plus as usual our look at the latest movie news and the UK Box Office and Blu-Ray/DVD top 10′s.

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UK Box Office Top 10

Nothing was going to trouble Prometheus this week despite there being a lot of films released only 2 new movie’s managed to crack there way into the top 10, so with this in mind it will come as no surprise to read that the top 3 movie’s have not changed.

As said above only 2 new film’s made it into the top 10 this week, going in at number 9 was Ben Drew’s (Plan B) directorial debut with Ill Manors however this is very low takings for a movie that was released on more than 190 screens.  It was horror film The Pact though that scored the highest new entry going in at a surprising 4th spot taking just under £1 million.

10. The Angels Share – £218.674 – £718.140

9. Ill Manors – (NE) – £256.288

8. What to Expect when your Expecting £445.141 – £3.198.168

7. The Dictator – £452.175 – £10.584.986

6. Top Cat – £561.793 – £1.936.133

5. Avengers Assemble – £676.678 – £50.338.151

4. The Pact – (NE) – £932.325

3. Snow White and the Huntsman £2.210.929 – £9.545.054

2. Men in Black 3 – £2.533.051 – £15.081.932

1. Prometheus – £3.135.504 – £15.471.936

New Release – There is nothing really of note out this week so i don’t see much change in the top 10 next week however if you do want to go and see something new you have two choices, first off is thriller with a impressive cast featuring Sigourney Weaver, Cillian Murphy and Robert De Niro in Red Lights.  The biggest release of the week though is Musical Comedy that feature’s Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages.

US Box Office Top 10

It will come as no surprise to read that last weeks number 1 Snow White and the Huntsman couldn’t hold on to the top spot for more than a week as it had very stiff competition from 2 new films.

Only 2 new movies graced this weeks chart however they were big releases, first off going in at number 2 was Ridley Scott’s return to Sci-Fi with Prometheus however it was the 3rd in the Madagascar series in the form of Madagascar 3: Europe’s most wanted that was the highest new entry going straight into the number 1 spot but it was released on 600 more screen’s than Prometheus.

10. Moonrise Kingdom – $1.579.000 – $3.750.000

9. The Dictator – $2.150.000 – $55.189.000

8. Battleship – $2.286.000 – $59.830.000

7. What to Expect when your Expecting – $2.710.000 – $35.745.000

6. Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – $3.235.000 – $31.009.000

5. The Avengers – $10.809.000 – $571.860.000

4. Men in Black 3 – £13.500.000 – $135.505.000

3. Snow White and the Huntsman – $23.021.000 – $98.500.000

2. Prometheus – (NE) – $50.000.000

1. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – (NE) – $60.350.000

New Releases – only 2 new films are out this week and i don’t think they will bother the chart that much, first off is comedy film starring in Adam Sandler, That’s my Boy, however the big release of the week is musical with Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages.

A Look Ahead, Coming In 2012!

With 2011 done and dusted, we at the Monday Movie Show thought it was high time that we took a look ahead at what is coming our way in 2012 with trailers where available. Movies are listed in order of release date in the U.K. but these are subject to change. Read the rest of this entry